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Omid, a small communications satellite, was launched by Iran on a Safir 2 rocket on 02 February 2009 at 18:34 UT. The satellite, whose name means hope in Farsi, consists of an experimental control system, communications equipment, and a small remote sensing payload.

Alternate Names

  • 33506

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-02-02
Launch Vehicle: Safir
Launch Site: Semnan, Iran

Funding Agency

  • Iranian Space Agency (Iran)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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